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I'd like to move from my e6750 to a quad. The phenom X4's look like a very attractive option at their price point.

I have no problem moving from intel to amd or to stick with intel (current hardware supports it). That said, I'd probably upgrade my mobo as well. This one doesn't like 400+ fsb.

So, the Q8200, phenom 9500's, all cheap quads. OC'ability is a "nice-to-have" so that won't weigh on my decision a whole lot.

What's the best bang-for-buck quad (and preferably under $200)??
 

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Your best bet is to get a used Q6600 ~ 150$
 
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phenom 2 x4 920! if you want ddr3 wait for the phenom 925, or just go for phenom 2 x4 810.
 
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phenom 2 x4 920! if you want ddr3 wait for the phenom 925, or just go for phenom 2 x4 810.

Phenom II 920, or 940 if you want unlocked multiplier.

There's no point in upgrading to outdated technology, like the Q6660, which is 65nm.
 
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Phenom II 920, or 940 if you want unlocked multiplier.

There's no point in upgrading to outdated technology, like the Q6660, which is 65nm.

Shhh, not so loud. My Q6600 might hear you


They may be getting old, I wouldn't say outdated though. If you could get a decent clocking second hand Q6600 at a nice price, they are well worth it. Although if I was buying now I wouldn't get one myself
If you go intel you want atleast a Q9550
 

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Phenom II 920, or 940 if you want unlocked multiplier.

There's no point in upgrading to outdated technology, like the Q6660, which is 65nm.

It is if the OP is coming from a dual core.

I would look at either a nice OCing used Q6600 or a PHII 920/940. Since you already have a 775 mobo, I would just the get Q6600.
 

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i don't know how high you could OC a Q6600 with only 400FSB, but if you're gonna upgrade the mobo as well, you just have to ask yourself how much are you comfortable spending.

AMD quad will run less than a comparable Intel quad setup. but just don't get a Phenom I... too hot and not good OC'ers.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'm VERY likely to replace my current board anyway -- so already having a 775 set doesn't really matter.

Think I might go with a Phenom II 940 (for a bit over $200? nice!)
 

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Both of my Blood Iron's were able to take my X3350 (Q9450) to 3.7GHz (463x8), and my E8400 to over 550MHz FSB (at a reduced multiplier, of course). I'm surprised that yours can't do much past 400..are you sure there isn't an FSB wall on your CPU?
 

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Look for a nice q6600 for sale here, it's the best price/performance and won't hurt your wallet


it's already used, and you can also find a used ph2 for a lesser price and it will still own that q6600.
 

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your sig say's 3.2 and your on water? why not just clock the hell out of that chip.
Because it simply doesn't post over 400. Up to 1.5V or not. I went water to fill my case and its quieter than my last setup. I outta borrow a friends e8400 to see how it fares in comparison on the same board.
 

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if for some reason you don't want to ditch LGA 775 and have a microcenter nearby, you could bag a Q9300

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...300-110-a.html

dunno if it's till running, but they also often have Q9400's for $180. not the best OCers but for that price can you really complain?

honestly? i'd go with a Phenom II
 

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I'm for the Q9650. Easy 4.0Ghz and the 12MB of cache really helps.
 

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man, you intel guys are just so persistent . why can't you just admit the fact that price for price, you can't beat an amd system. a phenom 2 x4 will eat any intel quad from 9400 and below. then again, there's the i7, but is in a different price range.


edit: but i guess it's cheaper to keep the mobo and change the cpu. but then again the mobo, will just hold him back for ocing.
 
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